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Old 06-26-2012, 10:28 PM
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4 Series?

i have been doing a little reading because im itching to see what BMW has in store for the new 3 series coupe, and its come to my attention that lots of people are talking about this "4" series they are going to come out with, in replacement of the 3 series coupe..

what do you guys think? this is the first i have heard and possibly you guys are more familiar with this topic than i am? personally, i think that whole idea is a bit strange, considering the 3 is their best selling car, and a great car at that, so when people think BMW, most people think of the number "3", so i think it would be unbelievably idiotic of BMW to just stop it..
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The 4 series will be the new coupe/convertible varient of the F30. BMW naming it a "4 series" well lets just say their is usually a method to BMW's madness.
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The general consensus is that BMW wants to further differentiate the Coupe/Cabrio from the Sedan/Touring much like they do with the 5 Series/6 Series. This may allow them to command a price premium for the 4 Series and they may offer slightly different styling and/or upgraded packages/options.

This also means that when the new M is introduced the F80 Sedan will be an M3 while the F82 Coupe/F83 Cabrio will be an M4. This is causing all kinds of wailing and gnashing of teeth, with people crying "heresy" and threatening to re-badge their M4s with an M3 badge when they're available. AFAIC, an M4 will still be an M.
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Thanks for the comments but has BMW themselves actually commented on this matter of the badging or is this just all speculation?
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Thanks for the comments but has BMW themselves actually commented on this matter of the badging or is this just all speculation?
The BMW of North America CEO specifically stated there will be an M4, if there is an M4 there must be a 4 series to base it off of. BMW hasn't come out and said "there will be a 4 series that we use to call the 3 series coupe" but that was the basic implication from the CEO.

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